In another clip that has gotten wide attention online, a protester who was being removed from an O’Rourke event in Midland last month swatted a phone out of the hand of O’Rourke aide Cynthia Cano. She had been responding to another protester being disruptive with multiple attendees, according to an O’Rourke spokesperson, Chris Evans. Midland police who were on site handcuffed that protester, but no one decided to press charges, Evans said.

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